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Product
This week, BlueChilli’s Sydney offices filled with people from the Sydney startup ecosystem eager to learn about product management. We live streamed the event – a ‘fireside chat’ on the best and worst ways to build a product. Watch the video below Watch the Facebook Live for some wide ranging insights from BlueChilli’s Head of...
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A man with a unicorn ice cream
Australian startups are doing us proud. Early this year Canva announced unicorn status after raising US$40m for a US$1bn post-money valuation, adding to the short but mighty list of Australian unicorn tech startups. Obviously not every innovative technology company can wear that price tag. There are only 266 tech unicorns in the world right now....
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How can we help more startups in Australia build better products and grow faster? This is a key question the BlueChilli team asks itself regularly. More startup successes lead to a bigger ecosystem, and the faster we can grow the ecosystem the better for our economy, community and, of course, every single founder. And it...
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Amatil Xcelerate Scaleup Program
What’s the difference? BlueChilli is offering a new type of program: a scale-up accelerator. So what’s the difference between that and our award-winning startup accelerator? Thinking about it from the partner’s side. Corporations are putting their name to a startup accelerator and a scale-up accelerator. There are three important motives for corporate partners: to improve...
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Leading the Product; our favourite annual event for hearing Product Managers give away their roadmaps and tactics for success is on again this October. In preparation for the day, we’ve asked keynote speaker; Trent Mankelow, Chief Customer Officer at New Zealand’s most successful startup; TradeMe, for 3 quick product insights: When do you know you have...
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Adding functionality to stateless functions   Creating lots of small stateless functions in React is an excellent way to simplify your app.  A stateless function (in React) is basically a render method that it is returned from a function like so: const DisplayName = (props) => { return ( <span>{props.name}</span> ); }; <DisplayName name= "Shane"/>...
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On Thursday 20th of October, I was amongst 200+ like-minded Product Managers at Melbourne’s Leading the Product conference. An action packed line-up of speakers from around the world sent me away with a book full of notes and my head full of learnings. Here’s 5 learnings that inspired me: 1. Kara De Frias | Director of UX, White House...
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MoSCoW is a well loved prioritisation technique of Agile Practitioners and Product Managers worldwide. Why? Its simplicity and transparency allows you to categorise features or ideas into four main buckets: M -Must have S – Should have C – Could have W – Won’t have (or want to have, but will come later) But have you ever...
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We live in a very interesting time where data and information is at our arms length. Consuming it, comprehending it and making appropriate business/life decisions is a choice we make almost every day. Some of these choices we are present to and some of these we are not. You might or might not be familiar with...
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Like all good startups we’ve had to learn by doing along the way. One of things we’ve managed to figure out is how to validate the heck out of any* startup idea before you start building anything. It’s crazy how many well-meaning, excited founders mistake activity for progress. The last thing you want is to be...
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